You just said the thought that was on the tip of my tongue while writing this post. Thank you for commenting! Commonplace phrases are thrown around quite a bit because of lack of better words. I’m as guilty as the next person on this. Awareness is the first step, right?
I agree with you 100%. We’re all flawed and put our foots in our mouths at times. I know that I have. One of my favorite quotes is from Maya Angelou, she said, “Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better.” Thank you so much for your comment.
Thank you so much for that comment. I loved reading your story about helping out with the Samaritans organization. And thank you for your kind words of sympathy. My family and I are doing relatively well while learning to live with a “new normal.”
Thank you for your comment. You are exactly right in the fact that everyone has their own interpretation of empathy, and depending on who you are talking to and what they are going through, it can be hard to know what to say and do. I know that personally, I have put my foot in my mouth before saying ignorant things that I shouldn’t have. And maybe I…